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Medical News on therapies and treatments being investigated:

Nov. 16, 2020 - Moderna says preliminary trial data shows its coronavirus vaccine is more

                            than 94% effective

July 31, 2020 - Merck aims to start ‘large pivotal’ studies on coronavirus treatment in

                           September

July 28, 2020 - Pfizer/BioNTech makes surprise choice in final dash to October finish line for

                           Covid-19 vaccine

July 27,2020 - HERE WE GO: Virus Vaccine Put To Final Test In Thousands Of Volunteers

July 20, 2020 - COVID-19 vaccine hopes rise after strong trial results in England

July 16, 2020 - Asthma Medicine Hailed as Effective Treatment for COVID-19 and

                               Dr's Interview  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDSDdwN2Xcg&feature=youtu.be

July 16, 2010 - Johnson & Johnson hopes to begin late-stage coronavirus vaccine trial ahead of

                                  schedule in September

July 14, 2020 - Covid Vaccine Front-Runner Is Months Ahead of Her Competition

July 14, 2020 - Merck CEO Frazier says COVID-19 vaccine hype a 'grave disservice' to the public

July 13, 2020 - Russia Completes Human Trials Of Covid-19 Vaccine

July 10, 2020 - TB vaccine might help fight coronavirus

July 10, 2020 - Gilead says Remdesivir coronavirus treatment reduces risk of death in severely

                                  sick patients

July 9, 2020 - First Seattle volunteer in human COVID-19 vaccine trials says she feels 'fantastic'

July 3, 2020 - European Commission has given conditional approval for Remdesivir use

                                 following an accelerated review process.

July 2, 2020 -    Hydroxychloroquine UPDATE - DETROIT MI - Henry Ford Health study finds

                                 Hydroxychloroquine lowers COVID-19 death rate

June 30, 2020 - Hydroxychloroquine UPDATE - UK regulators - trial to restart

June 19, 2020 - San Diego biotech to test if medical device removes coronavirus from blood

June 18, 2020 - Blood types may play role in which COVID patients get sickest

June 17, 2020 - San Diego Researchers Develop Mini ‘Sponges’ That Could Stop Coronavirus

June 16, 2020 - Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

June 15, 2020 - Israeli researcher: Antiparasitic drug could 'cure' coronavirus

June 15, 2020 - Hdroxychloroquine UPDATE

FDA pulls emergency use authorization of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19

June 11, 2020 - Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc.

US human trials begin for first antibody cocktail that might treat and prevent Covid-19

June 11, 2020 - Moderna to start final testing stage of coronavirus vaccine in July

June 10, 2020 - Johnson & Johnson says coronavirus vaccine's human trials moved up to July

June 3, 2020 -  Hdroxychloroquine UPDATEWHO resumes hydroxychloroquine study for Covid-19

May 30, 2020 - Hdroxychloroquine UPDATE - Scientists Worldwide Are Questioning A Massive

                                                              Study That Raised Concerns About The COVID-19 Treatment.

May 27, 2020 Hdroxychloroquine UPDATE - EU governments ban malaria drug for COVID-19,

                                                                                    trial paused as safety fears grow.

May 26, 2020 - Novavax begins human trials for COVID-19 vaccine in Australia

May 26, 2020 - Merck Chairman and CEO

Kenneth Frazier

May 21, 2020 - Dr.Paul Stoffels, Johnson & Johnson

Vice Chairman, Status of J&J's Vaccine

May 20, 2020 - New research shows that diabetes medications could treat COVID-19 in diabetes patients

May 15, 2020 - Sorrento Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: SRNE, "Sorrento") announced today that its anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibody, STI-1499, demonstrated 100% inhibition of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection in an in vitro virus infection experiment at a very low antibody concentration.

  • Hdroxychloroquine​ - An old (since the 1930's) anti-malarial drug is now in clinical trials all over the world and has shown to be effective in eliminating the COVID-19 virus from the body.  BUT only time will tell if this drug will be a true effective solution until a vaccine can be fully developed.

       That said, Teva says it will donate 6 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets

       tablets through wholesalers to hospitals by March 31. We expect them to be widely

       available in mid-April.

       May 14, 2020 Update - NIH begins clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin

                                                  to treat COVID-19

* * The projected time for a fully tested vaccine is Spring of 2021. * *

  • Remdesivir has been studied for years as an experimental antiviral, most recently for its potential against Ebola.  Doctors were throwing it against COVID-19 in a "try something" approach, to the point that demand led its manufacturer, Gilead (GILD), to limit its used to clinical trials. Six large studies are ongoing. The first should report results on April 3, the second in mid-April, and two more in May.

       UPDATE - May 2, 2020  FDA Approves Emergency Use 

                             https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxAMIT-65zA

          May 18, 2020 Early data show Moderna Covid-19 vaccine generates immune

                                    response.